I turned my popular ‘Tulips from Holland’ square into a poncho! The Tulip Square Poncho is available in size S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X and is made out of 4 large granny squares, tassels and fringe along the bottom. Scroll down for my free crochet pattern and step by step video tutorial of the Tulip Square Poncho.
Tulip Square Poncho
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About the design
About the pattern
The pattern starts with 4 large squares which are seamed together. We will then work on a neckline and cord with tassels. Lastly we will add fringe along the bottom.
If you don’t like fringe (or don’t have enough yarn), you can wear the poncho without fringe. You can also leave out the tassels if you prefer a simple version.
About the yarn
For this granny square crochet poncho I’ve used Lion Brand Heartland, a soft, premium acrylic yarn inspired by the natural beauty of the American landscape. It’s an easy-care yarn that is perfect for garments, afghans and accessories such as this poncho.
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Tulip Square Poncho
– Lion Brand Heartland (Weight 4/medium, 251yds/230m, 5oz/142g).
3 (6, 8, 10) skeins in color 150 Mount Rainier
or 400 (750, 1000, 1350) grams of similar yarn
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– Crochet hook 6 mm (J/10)
– Measuring tape
– A phone and book for making tassels and fringe
13 dc x 7 rows = 4 x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm
Stitches & abbreviations
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sl st: slip stitch
– dc: double crochet
– ch-sp: chain space
– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one stitch
– puff st: puff stitch – pull up loops twice (yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure stitch)
* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
< >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row
For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″ tall with a 34” bust and wearing the poncho in size S/M.
|To fit bust||32 – 38||40 – 46||48 – 54||56 – 62|
|Length without fringes||26||33||42||49|
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Pattern starts with 4 large granny squares worked separately and then seamed together. Neckline is worked in the round and fringe is added along the bottom lastly.
– Pattern contains instructions for sizes S/M and L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all.
Below you can find a video tutorial of this Tulip Granny Square Poncho.
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SQUARE – MAKE 4
– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you
– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within same corner
– Puff stitches are made by pulling up loops 2 times (total of 5 loops on your hook)
– Sl st does not count as a stitch
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner, skip next 2 st,
*[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 7 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 23 dc)
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 18 dc / 9 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 11 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 35 dc)
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 26 dc / 13 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 15 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 47 dc)
Fasten off. Square should measure 14 x 14”.
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 34 dc / 17 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 19 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 59 dc)
Fasten off. Square should measure 18 x 18”.
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 42 dc / 21 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 23 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 71 dc)
Fasten off. Square should measure 22 x 22”.
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 50 dc / 25 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 27 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 83 dc)
Fasten off. Square should measure 26 x 26”.
Make 4 squares in total.
Lay squares like image below (wrong side facing up). Use a tapestry needle to seam squares together.
Use a tapestry needle to seam squares together. You can use any method you prefer, in my video you can see how I did it: go back and forth and insert your needle through the front loop (closest to you) and back loop (furthest away from you) with wrong sides together.
With wrong sides facing up, fold squares like step 1 and 2 on the image below and seam last two sides together.
With hook size 6 mm, rejoin yarn in one of the two center chain 2 spaces.
ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2), 1 dc in same ch-2 space, skip next 2 st,
*(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st* repeat until next ch-2 space,
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ch-2 space,
*skip next 2 st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat to end of round,
sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner <32 (40, 48, 56) v-st>
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
CORD WITH TASSELS
Ch 120 (150, 180, 210) or until chain cord measures 31 (39, 47, 54)”. Fasten off.
Weave chain cord through neckline spaces using a tapestry needle.
Make 2 tassels (see tutorial below) and attach to both chain cord ends.
1. Wound yarn around your phone 20 times. Cut two more strands which are 3 times the length of your tassel.
2. Add a knotted cord on top.
3. Knot a strand around the tassel, about 1/2 inch / 1 cm from the top knot.
4. Cut the yarn on the bottom (opposite of your knot) and trim the ends.
1. Cut 3 strands which are 11″ each. Hold 3 strands together and fold in half, forming a loop.
2. Insert your crochet hook in the chain 2 space and pull the 3 stranded loop through the stitch
3. Take the hook out and bring the tail ends of yarn through the loop. Pull tight.
Repeat the same steps until the end of the round, skipping 2 stitches in between fringes.
You’ll need a total of 96 (120, 144, 168) sets of fringes. In my video you can see a trick to speed up this process.
When you’re done, trim the ends of the fringe so that they’re perfectly even.
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